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Storming of El Caney March

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander (arr. Andrew Glover)

General Info

Year: 1898 / 1903 / 2014
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornet/Trumpets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Alexander dedicated this piece to "the Second and Eighth Infantry Regiments and Rough Riders of the Third Brigade, Fifth Army Corps." The title refers to a battle between the Americans and Spaniards at l Caney, on the island of Cuba, in July 1898. The Rough Riders were among the cavalry units recruited by Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War and were so called because of their experience as cowboys. The march has been used for fast moving circus events, such as the chariot races. When performed as a fast galop (e.g., mm=240), it is difficult as well as exciting.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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